2016 has been a wild one for all of us at MyPucker and we wanted to round up our whirlwind year with some thoughts on where the year has taken us.
We kicked off this year with a new website and our very first booking engine. We have now done over 1,000 beauty services and have looked after lots of amazing customers. We can’t thank you enough for your kind words and amazing feedback and we are looking forward to continuing to make you all look, and feel fabulous in the new year.
We grew our team not only by hiring the incredible Chloe McCormack, (formerly MAC Cosmetics) but also by growing our team of vetted, freelance beauty professionals. The whole team works so hard and we can’t wait to take you all on the journey with us.
This year we pitched in Bloomberg in London, partnered with our friends at Air BnB and Hassle.com and worked with the likes of Accenture, Salesforce, Today FM and Google. Niamh was listed in the Irish Independent and U Magazine Top 30 under 30 lists, we received lovely press in The Sun, The Sunday Business Post and more and we were lucky enough to receive funding from Enterprise Ireland and were accepted on to the first NDRC/Enterprise Ireland Female Founders program out of hundreds of applicants.
For the last six months we have taken part in the program and went on to win out of 20 companies, (along with VizLegal) just over two weeks ago at the NDRC Investor Day. This win has topped off a stellar year for us and we are really looking forward to the future. We were the first female-founded company to win and also the first Beauty business to win and it is giving us the platform and the opportunity to build the world’s biggest marketplace for freelance beauty professionals. Our goal is to revolutionise the industry and support those who not only work in the beauty industry but also the customers looking to make their lives easier and book beauty with ease.
With the UK Market and beyond on the horizon we are delighted to be making a name change in the new year (www.glissed.com is coming soon!) and we are SO excited to launch a brand spanking new site in the new year with our sparkly new name.
We can’t thank all of you enough for the support over the last year and can’t wait to continue to share our journey with you.
Niamh and Louise xxx